Mary’s changed its name to Arlene’s Social Dining in March. (Courtesy Mary's)
Mary’s changed its name to Arlene’s Social Dining in March. The restaurant first opened as Mary’s in February at 4150 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 500, McKinney. The owners said they are rebranding from being an exclusively brunch and lunch diner by offering more dinner options and staying open later. This was a change made based off of customer feedback, according to the owner. In addition, there will be a greater emphasis on the restaurant’s happy hour and incorporating customers’ suggestions into the menu. A grand opening will be held for Arelene’s in March. 469-422-6347. www.arlenesinmckinney.com
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.